What More Could You Ask For? Open Source Software in Education



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Open Sores?

Open Source is not just Linux... its for Windows and OS X, too.
Open Source is not a risk... its a proven development model.
Open Source is not just for geeks... it’s for the people.

Glasnost

Open, as in openness
Source, as in source code
Free, as in freedom

Open Source is...

Stable
Secure
Feature Rich

A Quick Demo!

I’m Using Open Office!

History and Concepts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source
http://www.opensource.org
http://www.gnu.org

Open Source in Education!

www.osef.org

Web Browsing: Firefox

Alternative to Internet Explorer
Stable and Secure
Blazing Fast
Tabs
http://getfirefox.com/

Instant Messaging

GAIM (Windows)
FIRE (OS X)
Jabber

Open Office

Alternative to MS Office!
Writer (Word processing)
Impress (Presentations)
Calc (Spreadsheets)
Draw, Math, Basic, & Base
http://www.openoffice.org

The GIMP

Alternative to Photoshop!
Photo Retouching, Image Composition, and Image Authoring
No CMYK or Vector Graphics
http://www.gimp.org/

Linux: An Open Source OS

Various Distributions
Includes applications
Fedora Linux
http://fedora.redhat.com

Web Based Applications

http://www.apache.org
http://www.wordpress.org
http://www.moodle.org

Find More Open Source Software

http://www.sourceforge.net
http://www.k12opensource.com
http://www.edtechlife.com
Google it!

Other “free” software

Freeware
“Shareware”
Google Tools :)

Reflection

How might you use open source software in your position?
What are your next steps?

Additional Links

Steve Hargadon - http://www.stevehargadon.com

Q & A


Discussion

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Contact Information


Mark Wagner - mark@edtechlife.com
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